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We're only a week and a day from Super Bowl Sunday! Maybe you already grabbed yourself a new TV, but are still thinking you might want to step up the audio game. Well, we've searched for the best deals on soundbars so you can enjoy the sounds of players hitting on the field and musical hits during the halftime... Read more...
Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly, and perhaps your sweetheart needs a sweet new laptop for work, school, or play. Thankfully, Amazon has some pretty good deals going right now for a variety of different laptops, or an iPad if you so desire. At the top of the lover’s lineup today, we have the Lenovo 2022 Ideapad... Read more...
Astronomers have detected a one-in-ten-billion binary star system that will one day form a kilonova. The star system was found utilizing the SMARTS 1.5-meter Telescope located in Chile. A group of astronomers at the National Science Foundation's NOIRLab announced on January 31, 2023, that they had discovered the... Read more...
Enthusiasts who've been around for a little bit will recall that before Arc existed as a brand, all of Intel's talk around its graphics hardware was about Xe, the core architecture for the Arc brand. Xe was actually split into no less than four separate architectures: Xe-LP, Xe-HP, Xe-HPG, and Xe-HPC, all targeted at... Read more...
Last year saw a rise in threat actors abusing Microsoft Office macros to infect their victims’ systems with malware, prompting Microsoft to block macros embedded in documents downloaded from the internet. In response, threat actors have had to pivot to alternative malware distribution and infection methods, including... Read more...
At CES 2023, AMD finally unveiled its "Phoenix" family of what would have once been called "Accelerated Processing Units." Sporting up to eight Zen 4 CPU cores, six RDNA 3 workgroup processors, and a special XDNA AI engine all in a monolithic 4nm die, these chips have high potential to be awesome for laptops and SFF... Read more...
We have all been victims of that horrible time when you have to uninstall your favorite games to play the shiny new title. It often hurts, but it is a necessary evil, considering modern games are requiring ever more storage. For example, ARK: Survival Evolved without any modifications fills almost 140GB. That's why... Read more...
Apple was slow to get into the smart speaker market, but it did so in a traditional Apple fashion in 2018 with the release of the HomePod. This $350 speaker never sold very well, and the company canned it in 2021, leaving just the HomePod Mini in its smart speaker lineup. Last month, it unexpectedly announced a return... Read more...
AMD’s unreleased Ryzen 7 7845HX laptop processor has appeared in PassMark’s laptop CPU performance charts. The Dragon Range processor, which mixes Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics, hasn’t quietly slipped into the PassMark rankings, it boldly sits right at the top of the chart with a score of 46,791. To put some... Read more...
Sony recently announced that it would be much easier to obtain a PlayStation 5 globally this year, and its financial results for the third quarter of 2022 seem to uphold the claim. The company sold 7.1 million PS5s from October to December, 3.2 million more units than during the same quarter last year. Global... Read more...
A team of astronomers has discovered a rare Earth-mass exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a star. Exoplanet Wolf 1069 b and the star it orbits, Wolf 1069, are located approximately 31 light-years from Earth. Finding an exoplanet that is within the habitable zone of a nearby star is exceptionally difficult... Read more...
If you know anyone who owns an original iPhone (as in, the first-gen model released in 2007) that's still sealed in its original retail packaging, do them a solid and let them know it could be worth big money. We already saw an OG iPhone fetch over $39,000 at auction last October, and now another one has emerged with... Read more...
Razer burst into the gaming peripheral scene 25 years ago with the introduction of the Boomslang (7 years before Min-Liang Tan and the late Robert 'RazerGuy' Krakoff founded the current iteration), one of the first mice ever designed specifically for gamers. Yes, Nintendo and Sega technically beat Razer to the punch... Read more...
Have you ever wished that there was more Seinfeld, except visualized as a 1990s PC point-and-click game, and with completely nonsensical AI-generated everything? No? Well, that's too bad, because that's exactly what you get with "Nothing, Forever," an endless Twitch stream of exactly what we just described. To be... Read more...
We often report on phishing campaigns involving fraudulent customer support agents who trick victims into giving up sensitive information or installing malware on their systems. However, sometimes threat actors flip this script, instead posing as customers in need of help in order to prey on customer support agents... Read more...
Microsoft's DirectStorage is based on development done for the "Velocity Architecture" in the Xbox Series family of consoles. The intention is to drastically improve performance under a "sustained random" I/O workload such as that used by a game streaming assets. Forspoken is the first video game to support... Read more...
The big game is rapidly approaching. Time is short, but if you still need a new TV for your party, LG has some great deals on its beautiful C2 OLED TV line! A whole bevy of sizes and bundles await you for this beautiful display! Image of LG C2 OLED Display Coming in sizes ranging from 42 inches to a massive 83... Read more...
Leaked images of a purported Intel Granite Rapids Xeon 9000 CPU socket have been put under close scrutiny. It is estimated that the socket is a massive 1.7X larger than the current gen Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon 8000 CPU socket, but this is understandable given that the new socket has 61% more pins. Next gen... Read more...
Netflix has decided to give those subscribed to its Premium plan an immersive gift ahead of Valentine's Day. The popular streaming platform is adding Netflix spatial audio to the plan, allowing viewers to listen to their favorite shows in the highest quality sound experience available. While shows such as Stranger... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) shared an image of a spiral galaxy a little over a billion light-years from Earth captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Spiral galaxy LEDA 2046648 is located in the constellation Hercules. JWST has been capturing deep space in awe-inspiring fashion since its launch in... Read more...
Subscribers to Sony's PlayStation Plus service are about to lose access to games like The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and Mortal Kombat X, along with more than a dozen other titles. That's because Sony is getting ready to pull its catalog of PlayStation Plus Collection games from the... Read more...
If you're looking to stretch your bucks for the most bang, the smart money is usually on staying a generation behind—that's often where the real value proposition lies. The trade off, of course, is you miss out on the latest and greatest features available. But if you don't need to live on the cutting edge, staying a... Read more...
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